LISLE, Ill., Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International® Truck announced today that it will offer the new Bendix next generation active safety system which enhances and merges three component technologies—camera, radar and brakes—a first for the North American commercial vehicle industry.
"This is another example of International Truck seeking out industry-leading solutions and bringing them to market quickly for our customers," said Bill Kozek, Navistar president, Truck and Parts. "Our unique relationship with Bendix offers our customers new options that enhance driver and vehicle safety, improve uptime and increase productivity."
The next-generation Bendix system builds on the proven technology of Bendix® ESP® electronic stability system, Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ collision mitigation technology, and AutoVue® Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system from Bendix CVS. It integrates and significantly enhances the most advanced technologies in the Bendix commercial vehicle safety suite to create a system that does more—and does it better—for today's commercial vehicle market.
The Bendix next generation active safety system will be launched initially on International® ProStar® sleeper models with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models following later in 2015. "We are fortunate to have close partnerships with trusted suppliers like Bendix," Kozek added. "Through our close collaboration, we're delighted to be first to market with this technology that helps contribute to vehicle safety."
Additional announcements from both companies will be made the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28, 2015.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,800 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Bendix is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with manufacturing plants in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Huntington, Indiana; North Aurora, Illinois; and Acuña, Mexico. For more information, call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com. To learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit www.bendix.com/careers. Follow Bendix on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.brake-school.com.
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SOURCE Navistar International Corporation